Dennis Akos and Allie Anderson

Akos, Anderson named 2020 Research & Innovation Office Faculty Fellows

Dec. 2, 2019

The Research & Innovation Office has announced the 2020 RIO Faculty Fellows , which is comprised of 13 of CU Boulder’s most promising faculty. Two members of the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences were named to the program: Professor Dennis Akos and Assistant Professor Allie Anderson...

Paul Sánchez

Asteroid named for CU Boulder researcher

Nov. 25, 2019

Paul Sánchez is being recognized with a rare honor: an asteroid that bears his name. The International Astronomical Union has announced that asteroid 2000 VH57 is now officially named (20882) Paulsánchez. “It was quite unexpected,” said Sánchez, a senior research associate in the...

Tomoko Matsuo

Meet our Faculty: Tomoko Matsuo

Nov. 21, 2019

After completing training in Physics and Atmospheric Sciences in 2003, Tomoko Matsuo invested time to build expertise in statistics and data assimilation. She has received unique training in statistics as part of an NSF program to build collaborative research and training between statistics and the geosciences at NCAR's Institute of...

Delores Knipp

Knipp recognized for expanding the field of space weather research

Nov. 19, 2019

Delores Knipp is earning two honors for her research into space weather. Knipp, a research professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences and the Chancellor’s Grand-Challenge Space Weather Technology, Research and Education Center (SWxTREC) at the University of Colorado Boulder, has been awarded the 2019...

Drones lift a ‘Cut Before Flight’ ribbon to Ann Smead (left) and Brian Argrow at the Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building grand opening ceremony on August 26, 2019.

Liftoff - 2019 a benchmark year for CU Engineering

Nov. 18, 2019

Aerospace has a new home at CU Boulder. The Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences has moved into its new dedicated building on East Campus. Eighteen months after construction began, the four-story, 175,000-square-foot structure was completed over the summer. Classes and research are underway inside. “This new...

OSIRIS-REx rendering

Taking the measure of an asteroid

Oct. 28, 2019

Researchers at CU Boulder have gotten front-row seats to one of the closest encounters with an asteroid in history. On Dec. 4, 2018, NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft zipped to within 4.5 miles of the asteroid Bennu. This space rock has an orbit that carries...

Renderings of the SWARM-EX satellite.

Building a satellite swarm to investigate an atmospheric anomaly

Oct. 16, 2019

Scott Palo is leading a multi-university effort to unlock a scientific mystery in near-Earth space. He is leading a team that has earned a $4 million, four-year grant from the National Science Foundation's Ideas Lab to design and build three CubeSat nanosatellites to investigate the...

Plane flying toward a sunset.

Space weather aviation forecasting on a global scale

Oct. 14, 2019

By Smead Aerospace Research Professor Delores Knipp and RAL Space Head of Space Weather Michael Hapgood: On November 7, 2019, in response to an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) mandate, the world’s major space weather centers will start issuing global advisories related to disruptions in: high-frequency radio communications; communications via...

Axelrad at NAE.

Axelrad inducted into National Academy of Engineering

Oct. 8, 2019

The National Academy of Engineering has officially elected Ann and H.J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences professor Penina Axelrad as a new member. Election to the prestigious academy is among the highest professional distinctions bestowed upon an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice...

Donor Ann Smead cuts a ribbon lifted up by two flying drones.

New aerospace engineering building launches, gets VIP visits

Aug. 26, 2019

And liftoff. Today, visitors from across Colorado gathered at CU Boulder for an event celebrating the new Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building , home to the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences . This building, which occupies roughly 175,000 square feet on East Campus, will be the new...

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